Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics at Amherst College and Executive Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, will speak on “Contemplative Pedagogy: The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers.” At Amherst, Professor Barbezat teaches a variety of courses but specializes in economic history. Most recently, he has begun work on happiness and economics and the role of introspection and awareness in decision making. The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is an organization committed to the transformation of higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative practices to create active learning and research environments and a more just and compassionate society.
The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Please RSVP to Richard Kelder by Wednesday, April 17.